60-Second SoTL – Episode 7

This week’s episode features a recent article from the open-access International Journal for Students as Partners and explores how a group mentorship scheme with students, alumni, and staff supports student learning in a distance education experience:

Foss, Anna M, Sophia Kohler, Sumedh Kulkarni, Natalina Sutton, Mary-Ann Schreiner, Nicolò Saverio Centemero, Grace Mambula, Diederik Lohman, Sarah C Smith, and Rebecca French. 2022. “Triadic Partnerships: Evaluation of a Group Mentorship Scheme.” International Journal for Students As Partners 6 (1): 199-211. https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v6i1.4858.

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Read More about Mentoring Models

  • Deveaux, Faith. 1997. “The Triadic Partnership.” Journal of Family Psychotherapy 8 (1): 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1300/J085V08N01_04
  • Huizing, Russell L. 2012. “Mentoring Together: A Literature Review of Group Mentoring.” Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 20 (1): 27-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2012.645599
  • Terrion, Jenepher Lennox, and Dominique Leonard. 2007. “A Taxonomy of the Characteristics of Student Peer Mentors in Higher Education: Findings from a Literature Review. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 15 (2): 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611260601086311

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Relational Supports and Peer Mentoring for Under-Represented Students

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Global Contexts

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Mentoring for Learner Success: Multiple Pathways to Mentoring Relationships 

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Faculty Mentors Start Here! Part 2: Diving Deeper on Setting Up Internships for Success

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Read More about Students as Partners

  • Cook-Sather, Alison, and Sophia Abbot. 2016. “Translating Partnerships: How Faculty-Student Collaboration in Explorations of Teaching and Learning Can Transform Perceptions, Terms, and Selves.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 4 (2): 36-49. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.4.2.5 [Open Access]
  • Cook-Sather, Alison, Melanie Bahti, and Anita Ntem. 2019. Pedagogical Partnerships: A How-To Guide for Faculty, Students, and Academic Developers in Higher Education. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning. https://doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa1 [Open Access]
  • Healey, Mick, Abbi Flint, and Kathy Harrington. 2016. “Students As Partners: Reflections on a Conceptual Model.” Teaching and Learning Inquiry 4 (2): 8-20. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.4.2.3 [Open Access]
  • Matthews, Kelly E. 2017. “Five Propositions for Genuine Students As Partners Practice.” International Journal for Students As Partners 1 (2). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v1i2.3315 [Open Access]
  • Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy, Sam Lucie Dvorakova, Kelly E Matthews, Sophia Abbot, Breagh Cheng, Peter Felten, Kris Knorr, Elizabeth Marquis, Rafaella Shammas, and Kelly Swaim. 2017. “A Systematic Literature Review of Students As Partners in Higher Education.” International Journal for Students As Partners 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v1i1.3119 [Open Access]
  • Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy, and Sophia Abbot, eds. 2020. The Power of Partnership: Students, Staff, and Faculty Revolutionizing Higher Education. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning. https://doi.org/10.36284/celelon.oa2 [Open Access]

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Through the Eyes of a Student: Integration in Practice

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Institutional Diversity Messaging in Higher Education

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Using Social Media to Support Student Peer Relationships

As academics from a large, modern UK university (Claire) and a medium-sized public US university (Mimi), we have been working with the Center for Engaged Learning as attendees in the (Re)Examining Meaningful Learning Experiences research seminar series for the last…

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Through the Eyes of a Student: Forming an Effective and Meaningful Partnership

As the initial undergraduate Student Scholar cohorts working with the Center for Engaged Learning, we are often asked what our roles entail.  Both in the context of the research itself, as well as in our partnerships, this collaborative leadership team…